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The Hazelton, a Leading Hotel of the World, isn't one of those big flashy and brash hotels that are so often associated with luxury hotel status, but it sits discreetly and self-satisfyingly in Yorkville, Toronto's up-scale neighbourhood. The Hazelton is one of the biggest star hangouts in the city, especially for those who want some peace and quiet. As the sophisticated yet understated hushed interiors have been designed to satisfy the most demanding of celebrities, you shouldn't find much to complain about here! An ideal relaxing haven from which to explore the rest of the city, especially if what you're after is a romantic and intimate setting. Although the hotel doesn't turn children away, it isn't the most adapted hotel as there isn't much in the way of activities for young kids. A real home away from home, you don't have to be a star here to be treated like a VIP.
The hotel is located in the heart of upper-class neighbourhood, Yorkville, in the north of Toronto city centre, on the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Hazelton Avenue. There are several restaurants and shops in the area and the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) is only a short walk away. You can also catch the subway from here and be pretty much anywhere in the city centre within 15 minutes. Although Yorkville isn't the liveliest of neighbourhoods, it is a quaint area with a relaxed small-town feel.
The hotel has its own private underground car park if you are travelling by car.
The hotel has a beautiful private screening room, handy during the Tribeca Film Festival.
The exclusive boutique hotel is one of our favourites in the city, especially for its friendly staff that couldn't be further from snooty, which is rare to find in this sort of establishment. If you're headed to the hotel, keep your eye peeled as the entrance is so discrete that it is easily missed.
The hotel was built in 2007 and the aim was for it to be a permanent art hub for high-profile local artists like Bruno Billio (who also designed a room at The Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West). As guests enter the hotel, not only will the hotel's signature scent (yes, we are serious) draw you into its depths, but a large silver sculpture of stacked suitcases by Canadian artist, Bruno Billio, at the entrance, sets the scene for the rest of the hotel's shared areas. Although the hotel isn't like its five star rivals in the city, you will appreciate its elaborate contemporary art collection with pieces scattered all over the hotel, including in the lobby, where you will find an ancient light projector, which acts as a clin d'oeil to show business, the industry a lot of the hotel's clientele is involved in.
The lobby itself isn't very big, giving away the fact that guests aren't really the type to linger in hotel lobbies. But through the lobby you will find the beautiful slick bar with an outdoor terrace for the warmer months. An extremely popular hang-out for yuppie Torontonians mainly, you will also be able to spot a star or two here, especially during the Tribeca film festival.
Back through the lobby is the access to the upper floors, where you will find the rooms, the spa, gym and indoor pool. With only three floors, the hotel feels a lot bigger than it actually is due to its private feel and quiet ambience.
The hotel's 77 spacious rooms are all decorated in a similar style, with a palette of rich purples, fresh greys and lavish fabrics and carpets. The rooms start at a generous 500 sq ft in the deluxe category. Most of the rooms at the hotel are in the Luxury category and come in at 600 sq ft. Not only are the rooms are extremely cosy and tastefully designed, but they come with all the latest in the way of gadgets, like iPod docking stations, large flat-screen televisions, and a control panel with functions for everything in the room from the drapes to the lights. A little advanced for our simple minds, but tech-savvy guests won't have a problem finding their way around.
The focus of the decor is on the rich textures used, which range from marble tops to zebra-striped wood. Every room has a walk-in wardrobe space leading to the bathrooms. A nice detail was the heated floors - handy in the Canadian winter. Bathrooms are al stocked with the French high end brand,L'Occitane en Provence, giving the bathrooms that extra pampering edge.
Although the hotel is a modern build, there is plenty of cachet, as discreet as it may be, but pay attention to the rounded bay windows and the French doors some rooms have. This adds a welcome charm to the hotel.
The hotel has one restaurant, 'One', which is, like the rest of the hotel, sophisticated but subtle in its decor and wholesome in its food. One offers a range of choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, including fresh fish, shellfish and local all-Canadian meat. The menu might not be a vegetarian's idea of a feast, but the chef will be happy to rustle up something off the menu. The atmosphere here ranges greatly depending on the day and time, but it is rarely unpleasantly overcrowded, although weekends tend to be livelier than week nights. The restaurant is extremely popular with locals as well as with in-house guests, so to avoid disappointment try to book as soon in advance as possible. Guests also have the choice of ordering room-service all round the clock.